Oppenheimer raised the price target for the The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ:WEN) stock from “a Perform” to “an Outperform”. The rating was released on August 18, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on August 12, 2021 by Evercore ISI that upgraded the stock from an In-line to an Outperform with a price target of $27 for WEN stock. The research report from RBC Capital Mkts has reiterated the stock to Sector Perform, with a price target set at $26. The stock was reiterated by Morgan Stanley, who disclosed in a research note on August 12, 2021, to Equal-Weight and set the price objective to $26. In their research brief published August 12, 2021, MKM Partners analysts reiterated the The Wendy’s Company stock to Buy with a price target of $28.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ:WEN) raised 1.65% to close Wednesday’s market session at $24.04, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $23.87 and $24.4012 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 3657989 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 4.64 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 5.21% within the last five trades and 8.09% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 15.41% in the last 6 months and 1.99% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. WEN stock is trading at a margin of 4.78%, 3.56% and 8.57% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, WEN deals in the Consumer Cyclical domain. The stock is trading -18.40 percent below its 52-week high and 27.47 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 12.97. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does The Wendy’s Company’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 18.70 percent and the profit margin is 9.90 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 64.60 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $5.31 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ:WEN) is 29.39. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 26.65. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 2.82 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 9.35, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 7.70 percent of The Wendy’s Company shares are owned by insiders, and 70.80 percent are held by financial institutions. O’Brien Matthew Coley, the Chief People Officer at The Wendy’s Company (WEN) has sold 50,894 shares of firm on Jun 09 at a price of $29.00 against the total amount of $1.48 million. In another inside trade, Esposito Liliana, Chf Corp Affrs & Sustnblty Ofc of The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ:WEN) sold 117,945 shares of the firm on Jun 09 for a total worth of $3.31 million at a price of $28.05. An inside trade which took place on Jun 08, Pres US & Chf Commercial Ofc of The Wendy’s Company Kane Kurt A sold 153,886 shares of firm against total price of $4.24 million at the cost of $27.54 per share.